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2016 Honda HR-V Achieves Highest Overall Score for Collision Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

MARKHAM, ON., Sept. 11, 2015 – The stylish and versatile 2016 Honda HR-V (http://honda.ca/hrv) has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

“Using Honda’s packaging magic, powertrain innovation and safety engineering expertise, the HR-V delivers a high level of occupant safety protection along with top class fuel economy and interior space,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “True to Honda’s commitment to the safety of all road users, the HR-V is designed to make the vehicle more compatible with other vehicles and to help to mitigate injuries to pedestrians in the event of a collision.”

Blending the styling of a coupe, and the space and utility of a SUV, the 2016 Honda HR-V utilizes the latest generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The ACE™ body structure improves frontal crash energy management through a wider range of offset and oblique collision modes. In addition, other body reinforcements work in tandem with the strengthened body structure to better maintain the occupant compartment volume during frontal collisions by providing additional crash energy pathways to help mitigate the forces transmitted to the passenger compartment.

Key Safety and Driver-Assistive Features:

In addition to the application of Honda’s ACE™ body-structure, the 2016 HR-V features a host of standard active and passive safety features and offers many standard and available driver-assistive technologies, such as:
•    SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
•    Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
•    Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
•    Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
•    Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
•    Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
•    Honda LaneWatch® (EX, EX-L Navi)
•    Hill Start Assist (HSA)
•    Expanded View Driver's Mirror
•    Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
•    Forward Collision Warning  (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (EX-L Navi)

Standard safety equipment on all 2015 Honda models includes ACE™ body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side curtain airbags; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and front side airbags.